Sisley 1874 expo



Impressionism, a historical reconstruction:

Alfred Sisley


at the 1st ‘impressionist’ exposition in 1874

an impression of his paintings


Which paintings did Alfred Sisley exhibit in 1874?
On this page you will find an accounted impression of the 5+1hc=6 pictures that were shown by Alfred Sisley at the 1st ‘impressionist’ exposition in 1874 in Paris (catalogue numbers 161-165+hc). For several works I render more options. Several works exhibited depict the Seine and the surroundings of Marly, where Sisley than lived.
Chesnau (1874/05/07) commented that ‘La Seine à Port-Marly’ (no.163) is the ‘absolute realisation of the ambitions of the school’. Further more he wrote: ‘I don’t know a painting nor from the past nor in the present that renders in a manner so complete, so perfect the physical sensation of the atmosphere of the ‘plein-air’ (R87,p270;R90I,p19). Note: If you double click on the first picture and then click on full screen, you can create a slideshow. Enjoy!



Alfred Sisley showed 1 painting outside the catalogue (=hors catalogue =hc). In render 3 options for no.163 and 2 for no.161 + no.164. The indentification sometimes is ‘uncertain’, see more. See link for an account of the given suggestions (with references, translations, info, discussion, locations on Google-maps). For explanation of the subscriptions, see here. For the general references see. For the references to internet pages (=iR) see. For the most used sources and the additional references (=aR) see at the bottom of the main page about Alfred Sisley.


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